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04-24-2017

Ball based next-gen segway?


German engineer Olaf Winkler developed a vehicle dubbed Üo that could dwarf existing segways as users balance on a highly mobile ball that relies on three electric motors. Control works through weight transfer and a handlebar including a joy stick. Practise is a must.
popularmechanics.com


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04-21-2017

Tesla Model 3 configurator.


Are you one of the reservation holders for Tesla’s economy model or just like toying with the thought? There is a new outlet for your imagination. The Model 3 configurator is unofficial but no less versatile. Enjoy your weekend!
model3config.com via insideevs.com

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04-20-2017

Slide silently.


While spring has shown its face in some regions, there is still (or again) snow in others. Canadian Taiga Motors is however preparing for next winter with its all-electric snowmobile currently being tested. Smooth.
electrek.co

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04-19-2017

EV for individualists.


Fans of wing doors, who do not wish to drive a sports car or SUV, may meet Sam. Sam is a quirky tricycle that only sits two (just like most racers) and has quite a limited range (just like most hyper hybrids) but “impresses” with a rather extravagant design and said gull-wing door (one).
designboom.com


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04-18-2017

Undercover copycat.


More and more sightings of the Bolt are being reported in Britain. Alas, it is not the premature arrival of GM’s EV but a little electric car by Indian Tata that bears the same name. No official launch is planned however although some would surely welcome a left-hand drive “Bolt” of one brand or another.
hybridcars.com


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04-13-2017

Lean back and let mow.


In time for the short but sweet holiday, Honda has launched its robotic lawnmower. The Miimo is anything a car strives to be – autonomous, electric and smart as it returns to the charging stations when out of juice. We at electrive are also on a retreat to rejoice over Easter. You will next hear from us on Tuesday, 18. We wish you happy and energising holidays!
autoblog.com


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04-12-2017

Mommy’s little helper.


A car ride has put many a baby asleep but is not the most climate-friendly solution. So Ford designers in Spain developed a baby crib that simulates a drive with gentle movements, LEDs that pass as streetlights and muffled engine noise. If the Max Motor Dreams would work for the Tesla generation though remains to be proven.
engadget.com, motor1.com

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04-11-2017

Tesla tuning gone wrong


There is a drive for customisation among car lovers and Tesla drivers are no different. This bodykit though completly misses the point as it sports four (!) exhaust pipes – fakes obviously but no less confusing.
carscoops.com


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04-10-2017

Prominent purchaser


One of the last London Taxis with diesel engine will soon retire in the garage of a prominent purchaser. Arnold Schwarzenegger bought one of the last legendary black cabs, that are soon to be terminated as the London Taxi Company will solely build electric taxis with range extender.
coventrytelegraph.net


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04-07-2017

Whose is the longest?


Range may not be as sexy as horse power but is crucial when buying an electric car. At least that is what Car Keys figured. The web shop came up with an entertaining solution as it depicts the “range race” with a retro gaming animation. As the range figures are based on EPA data (not NEDC) expect a pretty real take on the matter. We wish you an entertaining weekend!
insideevs.com